Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Autumn Leaves

We got one more boat trip in before we winterize.   The weather was perfect and the leaves were all turning and it was just a peaceful and scenic ride we both enjoyed so much.   I took  a lot of pictures of all the fall color and then as we were coming back into our dock I snapped this one o our house and all the trees surrounding it.

I used sketch #345 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  to start my take on the sketch with this layout.
Here is the sketch.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

NYC Traffic

We are just home from an 8 day road trip to New England and today I'm starting layouts from our trip.  Our first real stop of the tree was in Scarsdale, NY just north of the city to visit my mother-in-law for a couple of days.      So this layout just shows some of the traffic we hit going into the city.
A little different than what we have here at the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri.

I used the sketch for October at  "THROUGH THE EYES OF ROCHELLE SPEARS SCRAPBOOKING"       It worked out great to show two pictures of us sitting in traffic after we crossed the George Washington Bridge  and then going thru the tunnel.

Here is the sketch that I used.


We got back home from our Road Trip to the East coast yesterday evening and today I'm ready to start some layouts from the trip.   But for this sketch I'm using from  "SKETCHES IN THYME"
I decided to do the last page of those that I will make first.    Funny how things work out.

Here is the sketch #346 and link to the challenge at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"

Office Party

I made this layout of my granddaughter Mylan at her Mom's Office Halloween party they had for all the employees kids.    Loos like a lot of fun there.   I will be entering this layout in two challenges, a sketch challenge and a Halloween challenge.

I used the October Blend-A-Sketch challenge at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"     Plus I also used some Diagonal Patterned Paper on my layout which was part of the challenge.    Here are the sketches you had to combine.     I used the background design in sketch one and then the rest is more like sketch 2.

Challenge #162 at  "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"  is Halloween.   I have lots of pictures already of Halloween early parties of my grandkids so this challenge is great for these early holiday parties.  I'll be making more this week for sure.

Challenge #162 - Halloween

Hi, Karrie here, and welcome to my favourite time of year, and favourite challenge to host!  
Halloween and all things spooky and full of fall fun!  
Do you have some Halloween shots from last year you never got to document? 
Do you make decorations or treat bags?  Have you taken beautiful shots of the changing 
colours, pumpkin patch or the kids playing in the leaves or corn maze?
We want to see whatever you've got!

Friday, October 19, 2018

PL card sketch in layout

Over the many many months that I've been using the sketch challenges posted on the blog at
"SKETCHES IN THYME PROJECT LIFE STYLE"  I have always used the sketches just to make special cards for my PL pages.    But for this sketch by Shawn that was the first sketch for October, Sketch #111 was the one I decided to use it on a layout.    I've seen so many people do this with the sketches but I have never tried it.   I decided to give it a try and I really like the results.

Here is the link to  "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"  and the sketch I used.

PL Title

We leave tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. on our 8 day Road Trip vacation.    But when I saw
Sketch #112 first thing this morning at   "SKETCHES IN THYME PROJECT LIFE STYLE"
I decided to go ahead and get my title card done for my first PL page of upcoming vacation
pictures.    This sketch was perfect for a title card for this trip.

Here is the sketch

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pumpkin Carving

My first Halloween themed layout for the year.   My granddaughter Elle with the pumpkin her Mom and Dad carved for her.  She wasn't overly thrilled with the process and all the pumpkin "guts" but did manage to pose for one cute picture.

I'm going to enter this at "SOUL-SCRAPPERS" for their Pick 3 challenge.   The list to choose from was......   Torn Papers, Tag, Ribbon, 3 or more pattern papers, a punched shape, buttons, sequins.

I used 4 items from the list.   I have a tag I used for journaling, The black Happy Halloween ribbon diagonally across middle of the page,  a punched shape, my pumpkin and I used 3 different patterned papers.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

State Fair Food

When my grandkids were out of school on Columbus Day this year, their Mom took them to the Texas Start Fair and they had plenty of fun and lots of fun food during the course of the day.

For this first layout about their day I used the October 15th sketch at  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"

Hold Me Papa

My granddaughter Elle got scared from a noise here Dad made and she ran to her Great Grandfather and into his arms for comfort.   I just love the bond they have.

I'm using this layout in two different challenges.    I started with my take of the sketch #163 at
"SKETCH N SCRAP"   I changed it some and instead of a large circle behind the pictures I wanted to use a large heart to go with my pictures.

Then my 2nd challenge is "LASTING MEMORIES"  #417 - Breast Cancer Awareness,  I chose to use mostly pink on my layout for the challenge.

LM #417 - October Events - Breast Cancer Awareness

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you are having a good weekend and that you are ready for a new challenge!

Our theme for October is - October Events - and this week our challenge is:

LM # 417 - Breast Cancer Awareness.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Show us a way that you help out this worthwhile cause or just use lots of pink on your layout.
Link up your layouts by Saturday, October 27th for your chance to be our guest designer and for the chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Mylan's Soccer Team

I got an e-mail full of pictures of my grandkids from Texas yesterday.   So today I started with these 2 pictures of my granddaughter, Mylan and her soccer team from this year.

The latest sketch, sketch #344 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  was perfect for the two pictures I had.
Here is the sketch and the link to the challenge is in the name above.  Check out all the sketch challenges they have this month.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Up & Down

I thought these were cute picture of my granddaughter.  Trying out the tricky way to walk up steps on the side with her Mom and then running free and fast down the hill after she made it too the top.

I'm entering this layout in two different challenge.

First I used the sketch at   "SKETCH N SCRAP"    I tried to pull all the colors from the back ground patterned papers with the card stock I used behind the pictures, both the large pieces and the matting I dd on each piece and also on my double matting on the pictures.

Then there is the challenge at   "SOUTHERN GIRL CHALLENGE"  to use stripes on my layout.
Which I combined two different uses of stripes with my background patterned paper.



Stripes Please with Team Lou

It is Thursday morning so that means time for our new challenge :)

This challenge we would love to see stripes on your projects.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Another Halloween Card

Woo Hoo.....I love this time of year.   So many Halloween cards to make and so many awesome challenges to enter them in.     This card that I made today I will be entering in 5 challenges and also it works for a card prompt in my yahoo scrapping group I have.   Thats a big Woo-Hoo right there, I don't think I have ever been able to combine so many great challenges with make one fun to do Halloween card, or any project for that matter.

I'll start off with just the list and the LINK to each of the challenges  below and then after that add information about each of them,   Some are closing soon and some were just announced so have most of the month to enter.






"SKETCH N SCRAP" is where I started with this card using thine Sketch #1 for World Card Making Day on Saturday, this month they are going to have a new sketch every Saturday.


"USE YOUR STUFF"  I saw this challenge announced this morning with the challenge theme of
Autumn/Halloween and I had Halloween 'stuff' on my desk so I was going to use it.

Challenge #333 - Autumn/Halloween

Hello, everyone! Lori here with this week's challenge. Autumn is in full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere and Halloween is just around the corner. Our challenge to you this week is to create an Autumn/Halloween themed project.


"PILE IT ON"  This is where I got my color inspiration for my card, the challenge was to use Black, Purple &  Orange.

Pile It On! #147 - Black, Purple & Orange

Our new challenge for you is Use mostly Black, Purple & Orange (does not have to be Halloween; other colors used in image OK). You may create whatever you like, as long as you are inspired by at least one other Challenge theme. Join us on October 21st for a bonus theme! 


"CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES"   This challenge was announced on World Card Making Day and Challenge #C4C455 is to make a Card.   Well I did.   :)

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C455

Today is World Card Making Day!  So for our challenge this week let's make a card.  It can be any shape and any theme you want to make.

Don't forget it you wish to play along with us, to come back to this blog post and add the link to your card to our Mr Linky at the bottom of this post.


"SCRAPPING 4 FUN CHALLENGES"  You can enter challenge #125 - Anything Goes with up to 4 creations & this is my 3rd entry, 2 LO & this card.
Challenge 125 - Anything Goes

  1. You can create a - Layout, Card, Canvas, Mini Album, Mixed media, "Off the Page" creations
  2. Only new creations from 28th of September 2018 onwards
  3. Enter a direct link to your creations into the link tool, not only to the main page of your blog. This makes it easy for the Design Team to find your creations to leave comments
  4. You may enter a maximum of 4 entries for each Challenge
  5. MUST BE A FOLLOWER!!!! (to enter Challenges)
  6. If your Challenge entries does not meet the above requirements your entry will be disqualified!
This Challenge ends on Thursday, the 11th of October 2018, 23:55 PM European Time.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Happy Halloween Card

I made another Halloween card this morning using the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge  #412 at
 "THE PAPER PLAYERS".       For this card I used the center column and I have Patterned Paper,
a Pumpkin and the color Orange/Rust.

I'm having so much fun this month making cards,  I'm usually more into layouts but I love making holiday cards and this is the time of year for that.

Here is the link again to  "THE PAPER PLAYERS"  and the tic-tac-toe board.

Happy Halloween

"SKETCH N SCRAP"  has a great card sketch on their blog today that Heather made.    I went right to work on using it to make this Halloween card.   Got to use up a lot of scraps and that is what I love about making cards.    I hope you try out this sketch too, it's a great one.

Plus be sure and check out the layout sketch posted on the first and another card and layout sketch will be posted later in the month so keep checking back.

A Study in Concentration

The peg game at Cracker Barrel kept my 20 month old granddaughter entertained for a good 15 minutes while waiting for our food to be served.   She played and played, would take them all out one by one and stand them on end and then one by one put them back in the wholes and then start the whole process over again.    Of course I got more than enough pictures of her doing this and made this layout using 4 of them.

I will enter this layout at the  Anything Goes Challenge #125 at  "SCRAPPING 4 FUN CHALLENGES"

Challenge 125 - Anything Goes

  1. You can create a - Layout, Card, Canvas, Mini Album, Mixed media, "Off the Page" creations
  2. Only new creations from 28th of September 2018 onwards
  3. Enter a direct link to your creations into the link tool, not only to the main page of your blog. This makes it easy for the Design Team to find your creations to leave comments
  4. You may enter a maximum of 4 entries for each Challenge
  5. MUST BE A FOLLOWER!!!! (to enter Challenges)
  6. If your Challenge entries does not meet the above requirements your entry will be disqualified!
This Challenge ends on Thursday, the 11th of October 2018, 23:55 PM European Time.
Please, take in account the different time zones - you will find the Date and Clock on the Blog (top left)


I am also going to enter this layout at  "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"  for the their September Colour Palette challenge.     I used the teal/green, brown and orange colors and the yellow is represented by the gold leaves in the one piece of patterned paper.

Here is the palette of colors..

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Just a Note

I made this card today using the "CAS-UAL FRIDAYS"  sketch #209 to make this card.

I had several sentiments stamped and in a drawer and pulled out about 4 of them I might use.
Then I went and got my washi tape to see what I could use on the card and first roll I picked up
was this piano key tap so I knew exactly which stamped sentiment I would use for this
sketch.    Now I'll just have to decide who to send it too.

Here is the sketch.

Googly eye card

I made this Halloween card for my granddaughter Mylan and it works for the "STINKIN' INKERS

So our theme for this month is:
"The Eyes Have It"

I have eyes on my patterned paper and then google eyes on my wizard die-cut.

Eat Pie

I decided to work ahead on a Thanksgiving card today because I thought it was what would go
great with three different challenges I wanted to enter it in.

First is a card sketch challenge at  "STICK IT DOWN"  


The second challenge is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at  "THE PAPER PLAYERS"
I did the left side column, leaves, ribbon, die-cut.


My third challenge is  "CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES"   Challenge #C4C454 is all about Fall and the leaves and colors of fall.   Or just what Fall means to you.   To me the first holiday of Fall is Halloween so I made this Halloween card and there are also leaves on one of the pieces of paper I have on my card.

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C454

Now onto our challenge ......

It's now fall and I know this because I see it on my calendar even though you wouldn't know it in Florida.  Let's put leaves, or trees with beautiful fall colors, or anything that says fall to you on our cards this week.